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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

To a GREAT friend!!

Good Morning everyone, Happy Tuesday, I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!!! Crystal here and today I would like to share a creation with you that I made for the current Your Next Stamp Challenge. Kerri our very talented DT sister came up with this AWESOME sketch to follow....

LinkIsn't it GREAT??? Here is what I came up using this fab sketch!!!

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AWW I just LOVE this darling image Kite Flying Fhiona and the adorable matching sentiment!!! She is just soooo fun for those spring creations, I also used this FABULOUS designer paper by My Mind's Eye Fly a Kite :) I LOVE these new papers from My Mind's Eye the lime twist collection is AWESOME!!!


Of course we’d love to see you use a YNS stamp on your challenge card/creation, but if you don’t have one, then you can still join in and be entered into the prize draw (but please only enter one non-YNS creation per challenge). As our challenge runs for 2 whole weeks you have plenty of time to hop on over to the YNS Store and pick up some of these fun images yourself! If you do use a YNS stamp on your challenge card/creation, you’ll be entered into the prize draw TWICE and be entered into the Top Pick draw – that’s 3 chances to win!

Stop on over and join in the fun at OUR BLOG using Kerri's Sketch!!! We would love to see your creations!!! Thanks so much for stopping by today I hope everyone has a GREAT Tuesday!!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

A Day to Remember...

Hello and Happy Monday!
This is Beth and I would first off like to take a few moments
 to remember those who gave there lives 
in battle throughout the century.
I feel it's equally fitting to give my most humble
gratitude to those who continue to serve...



I decided for my project today I would move 
away from a card. I found a template for the 
2-5-7-10 Box at SpilitcoastStampers, 
it was really easy to create!


Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the week! 


Sunday, May 29, 2011

May Hop Winners

Thank you for joining us for our May New Release Blog Hop! The DT did an awesome job showcasing all the fabulous new stamps - thanks ladies!

Today I've got our 3 hop winners to announce plus I wanted to share a card I made for my Dad for Father's Day using the new Scene Sentiments set. I LOVE this set - it's got a wonderful variety of sentiments that you can use for so many occasions.

My Dad is an amazing man who loves fishing so with that in mind this is what I created...


I wanted to go for a rustic look and even though this is not my usual card style and there's not much stamping involved in making this card I had a lot of fun distressing and creating this card for my dad.

Just in case you are wondering...the DP is the Reel Me Paper Sampler and buttons are the natural wooden buttons which I rubbed in distressed ink to make them match the rustic theme and then hand sewed them onto the DP. The embossing folder I used is the Tim Holtz Retro Circles and the tag was created using the Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplate set.

Now let's announce some hop winners! YAY!

All winners have been picked by random number generator and we had 2 secret prize hop blogs for May so here are our 3 May Hop Winners...

May Hop Winner from YNS Blog - Joan V. (#1 was lucky this time Joan!)

Secret Blog #1 was Kerri and her winner is Mrs. Ham

Secret Blog #2 was Dana and her winner is Laura

Congrats ladies! Please email me to claim your prize karen@yournextstamp.com

Before I sign off for the day I just wanted to say HI to everyone from the Copic Certification class I attended in Toronto yesterday! I had a blast and Sherrie the instructor was so wonderful!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Yummy Jam

Hi everyone! It's Diana here today and I have a card I'm wanting to share with you.

We have an awesome Sketch Challenge currently going on right now over at the YNS Challenge Blog. I decided to use this weeks challenge Sketch again since I loved it so much.




I used Yummy Jam for my card. Here is the Sketch.




I added a little Crystal Accents to the Jam jar along with some Stickles. 




We also have a new Bundle package available - Bundle #2. These bundles make card making so easy since all the colors and accessories are all picked out for you already. How easy can it get!

You've also still got time to enter our New Release Hop Contest plus you can take advantage of the 10% off sale until Saturday so why not head on over to the YNS Store and do some shopping!

Thanks for Visting us today and HAPPY FRIDAY!

YNS Bundle #2 is here!

Happy Friday!

I hope you had a wonderful week and for many of you it's a long weekend so I wish you lots of sun and fun!

Before you run off to enjoy the weekend I'd like to introduce you to YNS Bundle #2 created by the fabulous Kerri Michaud.

Did you miss the bundle #1 announcement and now you're asking...what is a YNS Bundle?

It's a hand selected bundle of products that all co-ordinate so that you can spend more time creating and less time trying to decide which products go together.

Each bundle has 1-2 inspirational cards for you to use as inspiration towards your own design.

Plus all the YNS bundles come with an automatic 10% discount!


Kerri chose a wonderful selection of products to create the super fun Spring Fling Bundle featuring Shopper Fhiona!

Here is Kerri's inspirational card...


And here is the bundle of products you'll find in the Spring Fling YNS Bundle...


Now don't run off quite yet...

You've still got time to enter our New Release Hop Contest plus you can take advantage of the 10% off sale until Saturday so why not head on over to the YNS Store and do some shopping!

To receive 10% off your entire order just enter this online code during the checkout process
YNSNRMAY

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

YNS Challenge #43 - It's A Sketch!

Happy Wednesday!

WOW! This week seems to be flying by! Have you entered your name into the May New Release Hop Prize Draw? If not, be sure to click HERE to check out our super fun hop that's going on until this Friday.

It's time for another YNS Challenge! YAY! Kerri is our talented hostess and she has a sketch for us!

Here is Kerri's fabulous sketch...


Here is my card...


I chose to ink up the new May Release stamp Ellie Loves to Roller Skate - she's so CUTE! I paired her up with the new Echo Park DP from the Summer Days 6x6 Paper Pad and finished off my card with some cute bows made from my favorite no mess glitter paper and a few YNS Glittered Skittles.

Hop on over to the YNS Challenge Blog and join in all the fun for your chance to win the adorable Fairy Fhiona!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 23, 2011

May New Release Blog Hop!

It's new release day! YIPPEE!!! I'm so excited to be bringing you all these fabulous new stamps!!! I instantly fell in love with Fhiona Galloway's adorable Flower Pot Fairies, Franfou's little mice are always so cute plus be sure to check out Mini Chompy! Dale's new box scenes are a wonderful addition to the YNS collection and we've got an incredible new sentiment set designed by Heather Rolin plus a fun handwritten set designed by myself and DT member Kerri! There are 14 new stamps/stamp sets in total and I hope you love them all as much as I do!

The DT have been working hard to bring you a fun hop today so if you didn't arrive here from Wendy's Blog be sure to go to the start of the hop over at Kerri's Blog and I'll see you back here soon!

If you have arrived here from Wendy's Blog then you are on the right track and you've made it to the final stop on the hop - YAY! I hope you enjoyed all the fabulous DT projects!

My hop project is featuring the new Franfou image Balloon Ride which I think is so CUTE! I made this card for Brandon's birthday and since his favorite color is orange I just knew I had to paper piece the balloon with orange designer paper plus he loves buttons so I embellished some of the circles with buttons. He opened it up and said "ORANGE, BUTTONS...I LOVE IT!" LOL Just the reaction I was hoping for from my adorable little 3 year old.


Before you go remember to leave a comment on my blog PLUS enter your name into the linky below for your chance to win our new release prize package! Also I hope you commented on all the blogs along the way, we've got 2 secret prize blogs and I'll be drawing a name from the comments on these 2 blogs to win a new release stamp! That's 3 winners in total!!! YAY!

To celebrate this new release I'm offering 10% off your entire order over at the YNS Store! Just enter the code YNSMAYNR during the checkout process. The 10% discount code is valid until Saturday May 28th.

Here is the hop rotation just in case you get lost along the way...

Kerri Michaud http://cardsbykerri.blogspot.com/


Beth Ranney-Thomas http://inkyfingersrule.blogspot.com/

Dana Joy http://gotjoycreations.blogspot.com/

Cindy Haffner http://cindyhaffnerscorner.blogspot.com/  {Guest DT}

Crystal Irwin http://crystalkbk.blogspot.com/

Diana Genario http://doodledeedesigns.blogspot.com/

Jenny Suchin http://suchins.blogspot.com/

Maureen Wong http://mycasestudies.blogspot.com/

Peggy Toole http://cardcrazy.wordpress.com/

Wendy Ramlakhan http://sugarpea-designs.blogspot.com/

Karen Dedman http://yournextstamp.blogspot.com/ (you are here)


Thanks for joining us today!

Happy Stamping!



Sunday, May 22, 2011

May New Release Sneak Peek Day 3

Welcome to YNS May Release Sneak Peek Day #3!!!

Tomorrow is new release day and I can't for you to see all the fabulous new stamps!

Today is our son Brandon's 3rd birthday so I thought it would be fun to share a card using the super fun new Franfou image Sippy! I LOVE these Franfou mice, they always put a smile on my face and I hope they do the same for you!

Here is Diana's awesome Sippy creation...I love all the glitter!!!




I'll be back tomorrow with my hop creation featuring the new Franfou image Balloon Ride! YAY!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

May New Release Sneak Peek Day 2

Happy Saturday!

Today I'd like to share a few sneak peeks with you! YAY! All the new stamps will be available to purchase starting Monday May 23rd plus we are having an inspiration blog hop so be sure to join in on all the fun!

Today I'm super excited to be bringing back Summer Fun Fhiona!!! She is so CUTE in her little polka dot bikini!!!

Check out Peggy's adorable card...

For our 2nd peek I'm pleased to introduce you to our new Amazing Box Scenes create by Dale. I instantly feel in love with these and I think you will too! I'll be releasing 2 scenes this month along with a fabulous sentiment set designed by Heather Rolin called Scene Sentiments.

Here is Dana's card showcasing the all new Amazing Golf Scene along one of the new sentiments...


And here's Peggy's card showcasing the super fun Amazing BBQ Scene...
 

These box scenes are perfect for Father's Day cards and so many other occasions!!!
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I hope you enjoyed Day 2 of our Sneak Peeks! See you again tomorrow with a few birthday fun peeks in honor of my son's 3rd birthday!!!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, May 20, 2011

May New Release Sneak Peek Day 1

Hello Friends and Happy Friday!

I'm so excited to be bringing you some fabulous new stamps this coming Monday so I thought it would be fun to show a few peeks over the next few days! YAY!

This release is packed full of fun new images from your favorite YNS artists and I can't for the new release hop on May 23rd as the DT always have so many fabulous creations to share with us!

Today I've got a Franfou peek for you!

DT member Wendy made this fabulous card using the new Jumbo Flamingo Fred stamp. This stamp is currently available as a smaller Flamingo Fred stamp and since he's been so well loved I thought he needed to be released as a larger stamp with a few fun co-ordinating sentiments.


I hope you enjoyed our Friday Sneak Peek! I'll see you again tomorrow!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

YNS Bundle #1 is here!

Hi everyone!

I hope you are having a fabulous week!

The DT and myself have been working on some inspirational bundles just for you!

What's a YNS bundle?

It's a hand selected bundle of products that all co-ordinate so that you can spend more time creating and less time trying to decide which products go together.

Each bundle has some inspirational cards for you to use as inspiration towards your own design.

Plus all the YNS bundles come with an automatic 10% discount!

Peggy has created this fabulous new bundle featuring Berry Patch Ellie...


Here are Peggy's fabulous card samples using products from this bundle...



I hope you enjoy the YNS bundles! Look for more coming soon!

Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy Spring!

Good Morning Everyone, Happy Tuesday!! Crystal here and today I would like to share a creation with you that I made for this weeks Your Next Stamp Challenge to Pop it up!!! I used this adorable mini fairy fhiona as my image today!!!! I decided to make everything pop up....the image, my butterfly, and I made an easel card!!! Hope you enjoy my creation today!!!



Isn't she soooo sweet???? I thought she would be just perfect to use with my spring design!!!!

Of course we’d love to see you use a YNS stamp on your challenge card/creation, but if you don’t have one, then you can still join in and be entered into the prize draw (but please only enter one non-YNS creation per challenge). As our challenge runs for 2 whole weeks you have plenty of time to hop on over to the YNS Store and pick up some of these fun images yourself! If you do use a YNS stamp on your challenge card/creation, you’ll be entered into the prize draw TWICE and be entered into the Top Pick draw – that’s 3 chances to win!

Come on over and join in the fun this week HERE!!!! We would love to see your pop up creations!!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope everyone has a GREAT Tuesday!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Happy -Happy -Joy -Joy!

Today is the last Monday of the school year for my kids and they are so excited as well as I!
Just had to share!
 Hello this is Beth, and as most of you know by now  Your Next Stamp is sponsorong
and if you participate in the sketch challenge 
you can receive a 10% discount off Your Next Stamp purchase!! 

Here is the sketch:
  Here is my card show casing Rock Star Fhiona:
(click on picture for sharper image)

I found the round metal circle within the shadows of my stash
ans I used Stazon for the stamps and ran it through the 
Cuttlebug for texture.
Well that's all for now thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Wishing You Wonderful

Hi everybody! It's Maureen and I wanted to share a card with you today:

WishingYouWonderful1
I used the new Wishing You Wonderful set. The tree is perfect for paper piecing and I love the sweet sentiment! The whole tree is popped up on foam boosters so it qualifies for YNS Challenge #42 - Pop It Up!

I hope you like it and TFL!
~Maureen

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Later Gator!



Hi!  Wendy here with you today, and I'm excited to share with you my DT sample for the new challenge we have over on the  Your Next Stamp Challenge blog...
~ Pop It Up ~

I've used this happy gator called, So Happy for You.  I cut the image out and put a wobbler behind him for springy motion and fun!!  I really have to keep the kids away from this one, they love to watch him jiggle!!  :)  My DP is Basic Grey's Origins and Faux Croc skin paper that I picked up at JoAnn's.

Here's a side view of the spring and other elements that have been popped.



The sketch I've used is this month's Sketch For You To Try which is being sponsored by Your Next Stamp.  If you participate in the sketch challenge you can receive a 10% discount off Your Next Stamp purchase!!  How cool is that?!?!








So pop up those images or paper panels and enter for your chance to win some YNS goodies.  You don't have to use a YNS image to enter, but if you do, you'll receive two entries into the prize drawing.  The prize this challenge is this super cute stamp called Fetch.






Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

YNS Challenge #42 - Pop It Up

Well it's time for another YNS Challenge - YAY! Our hostess for YNS Challenge #42 is the lovely Jenny and she has challenged us to Pop It Up! I love using dimensionals on my cards so this was an easy challenge for me - thanks Jenny!

I used the new stamp set Flutterbug Wishes for my card and decided to pop up the colored 'One of a Kind' butterfly for some added 'pop'. This is the card I gave my Mom for Mother's Day and she loved it!




Here is a closer look...



I'm sure you noticed that the sentiment is stamped in multi colors...




well if you have had the chance to meet me at an event and do a make and take with me then you already know how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE these awesome Kaleidacolor ink pads! I finally got in all 20 colors so be sure to check them out over at the YNS store!

Now hop on over to the YNS Challenge Blog and join in all the fun for your chance to win some YNS stamps!

Happy Stamping!



Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Aloha!

Aloha everyone! Jenny here. 

Wanted to share a little card I did using Aloha Fhiona! She's so adorable!


For Aloha Fhiona I used some raffia to make her cute skirt. I added some Aloha Accessories and a cloud and sun from Flying High Accessories. I colored everything with Copic Markers. I have been asked about how I make my sand so I have a video tutorial posted on my you tube channel HERE.

Thanks for peekin' in and letting me share my card with you today!
Have an inky day! :) :) Jenny

Monday, May 9, 2011

Let's Do Lunch!


Sorry I'm posting late today!  I wanted to share the card I made for Jen's Sketch For You To Try which YNS is sponsoring this month!  I used this super adorable image called Chompy~Love Him!!!  I colored him up with some Copic Markers then cut him out and popped him up on some Dimensionals.  I added some Stardust Stickles to his spots and some Glossy Accents to the water droplets on the leaf.  The dp is some Echo Park Paper Co. A Walk in the Park, and I computer generated the sentiment. 

Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Chompy
Paper:  PTI Aqua Mist, SU Kiwi Kiss, EPP A Walk in the Park dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Aqua Mist
Accessories:  PTI Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Circle and Lacey Circle Nesties, Buttons, Dimensionals, Stardust Stickles, Glossy Accents

May SFYTT - Squeeze Me

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! We had fantastic weather all weekend and the sun is shinning again today! YAY! Brandon is so excited about this new park we have down the street that he woke up at 7:30 am and asked if we could go to the park...I got him to wait until 10 am and then we headed out for some play time.

YNS is sponsoring SFYTT this month and I LOVE this sketch so I inked up this adorable Snorkel Fun Penguin stamp...he totally cracks me up! The DP from the Bo Bunny Sun Kissed Collection and this card was screaming for some yummy YNS Glittered Skittles!



I hope you have a fabulous day!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!



Good Morning and Happy Mother's Day!!
I hope all of you Mom's out there are being pampered today because you deserve it.

I'm honored to be guest designing for Craft Us Crazy on behalf of Your Next Stamp who is a sponsor of the current challenge...
~ Mom's and Flowers ~  

Now you aren't required to incorporate both themes for the challenge to enter, but I was able to by using this happy little flower, Dixie Daisy.  This image was part of the March YNS release and I LOVE it and couldn't wait to create with it!!  I've used DP from My Mind's Eye, Fine and Dandy which begged to be paired with kraft cardstock.  The kraft cardstock was embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.   The paper panels were all machine stitched and I used tiny champagne colored heart rhinestones for a simple yet sparkly accent.   The image was stamped on Vintage Cream cardstock and for fun I stamped the image again and popped the eyes up with foam tape for dimension.  The petals were given a sparkle treatment by using my mixture of Shimmerz and Stickles. 


 Craft us Crazy is owned and operated by my dear friend Jeri, so this a real treat for me to be designing along with her and her very talented design team.   I hope you will stop by the Craft us Crazy challenge blog and link up your Mother's Day and/or Flower project for your chance to win a $10 Your Next Stamp Gift Certificate.



Thanks for stopping by today!!



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Karen Dedman
Designer & YNS Owner

Karen Dedman <br>Designer & YNS Owner
Hello! I’m the lucky owner of Your Next Stamp and I’d like to thank you for visiting us! I live in Ontario, Canada and I am so grateful that I’m able to get inky, be creative everyday and still be at home with my son who brings a smile to my face and makes me laugh on a daily basis. Three years ago Your Next Stamp was just a dream, I feel so blessed everyday that I’ve been able to turn my dreams into reality. I love that we have this wonderful world of stamping and blogging and I’ve enjoyed meeting so many wonderful people and love seeing all your amazing YNS creations! Thank you for all your kind emails and support! I hope that YNS stamps bring a smile to your face and inspire you to stamp and create everyday! Happy Stamping!

Kerri Michaud
Designer & Assistant DT Coordinator

Kerri Michaud <br>Designer & Assistant DT Coordinator
Hello! My name is Kerri Michaud and I’m a stay at home mom to 3 kiddos ages 7, 5, and 2! We currently live in Apopka, Florida which is just outside of Orlando. I got into stamping about 2 years ago after I had my first Stampin’ Up party. I was instantly hooked LOL! Before then I had dabbled in scrapbooking, crocheting, sewing, quilting, jewelry making, and whatever other crafty whims that came my way. I think I have found my true passion in stamping and card making though! I also LOVE to make altered items and little gift boxes, etc. I am soooo excited and honored to be part of the Senior DT for Your Next Stamp! I ADORE these darling images and just love working with Karen and the rest of the DT!

Peggy Toole
Designer and Assistant DT Co-ordinator

Peggy Toole <br>Designer and Assistant DT Co-ordinator
Hi my name is Peggy Toole and I am a stay at home mom to 3 great boys who are 11, 12 and 15 and have a wonderful husband who is very understanding about my stamping obsession! We live in the Shuswap, part of the Northern Okanagan in beautiful British Columbia. I have been stamping seriously now for about 3 years and love this hobby and all the wonderful people I've been lucky enough to meet so far! I am thrilled to be part of the Your Next Stamp design team and to be working with such talented women.

Maureen Wong
Designer and YNS Video Goddess

Maureen Wong <br>Designer and YNS Video Goddess
Hi everybody! My name is Maureen and I live in sunny Hawaii with my husband, 2 boys and 3 dogs. When I'm not paper crafting, you can find me reading, watching TV, or playing on the computer. I'm so excited to be designing for Your Next Stamp and I hope I can inspire you at least a little with what I create!

Angel Rivera
Designer

Angel Rivera <br>Designer
My name is Angel and I’ve been stamping for over 8 years! I also scrapbook from time to time, but prefer making cards or other little projects. I try to escape to my craft room as often as my 3 boys (ages 16, 12 and 10) and all of their extra activities allow! My husband of 19 years, Derek, is supportive of my crafty time because he knows it makes me happy. I also work full time with a wealth management company and am a licensed life and health insurance agent. I’m so excited to be working with Karen and ALL of the YNS crew!

Bonnie Kohane
Designer

Bonnie Kohane <br>Designer
I am a second generation SAHM, which i call SAHGM. ("G" for grandma). I have been watching my grandkids for 7 yrs. I am also going through a second generation of crafting, i have a scrapbook that is almost 60yrs old filled with all of my favorite memories. I've been featured in Stamper's Sampler..more of an artsy card magazine...but my style tends to be "cute". Card crafting isn't the only thing i like to do, if i am not working on cards, you'd see me working at my sewing machine, crocheting or trying any new craft technique out there.. i love a challenge..which brings me to say..i can't wait to see what you all create for the YNS challenges!

Brianna Loeffelbein
Designer

Brianna Loeffelbein <br>Designer
Hello my name is Brianna also know as Happy Scrapper in the crafting world. I am 26 years old, I am married to a wonderful supportive husband of four years and we have an amazing two year old son Jayden. We live in a small northen town called Brainerd which is located in the state of Minnesota. For the past 7 years, I have been working for our Local UPS Store as store manager and I just love it. When I am not working I am spending time with my family and friends and of course crafting! I have been passionate about crafting my entire life. My main love of course, is Paper Crafting, specifically card making. I also like to sew, bead and crochet and teach others how to show thier creative sides. I am so honored and privileged to be joining such and awesome group of ladies here at YNS, I can’t wait to get started and share all my creations with you!!

Deborah Anton
Designer

Deborah Anton <br>Designer
My name is Deborah Anton and I am a stay at home mom to 11 year old twin boys and a wife of 12 years to a patient, loving, and awesome Army Officer. I am originally from California but currently live in Tennessee. I keep pretty busy just on the home-front with my active boys playing different sports, moving every few years, and volunteering with the Army. But in the little "me" time I do get, I love to do anything crafty and hide in my craft room!! I started out 11 years ago designing and creating jewelry for 2 large retailers, which led me to having my own business; until 8 years ago when I met designer paper and glue. A new love relation began! I am so excited to be part of the YNS team and work alongside so many talented ladies!

Jen Roach
Designer

Jen Roach <br>Designer
My name is Jennifer and I live in Ontario, Canada with my husband and 3 year old daughter. I'm a scientist by day and a paper crafter by night ---or really just about any free time I have including my lunch breaks at work!!

I started out in paper crafting back in about 2002 when my Mom and I took a scrapbooking class together. A few years later I decided to give card making a try and it's been my passion ever since. I'm the world's slowest scrapbooker so the instant gratification of card making really won me over. Over the years I have used more and more stamping in my designs and I love learning and trying new techniques and styles.

I would probably define myself as a "scrappy stamper". I *LOVE* patterned paper and most of my cards have lots of it with added layered on embellishments and textures. My cards may not be easy to mail but boy are they pretty!!

Other than crafting, I love to play tennis as you can probably tell from my blog address: http://tennisgirl27.blogspot.com/

Julie Elak
Designer

Julie Elak <br>Designer
Hi, I am Julie Elak, aka "The Last Minute Crafter". My days are kept busy working full time and running after my children. I use almost every free minute to craft, my purse is typically full of copics and a pari of scissors. I began stamping well over 10 years ago, but my love for paper crafting found renewed energy once I discovered the online community in 2009. I started a blog on a whim and am so happy I did. I have made many friendships and found so much support and encouragement on-line.

Laura Nehring
Designer

Laura Nehring <br>Designer
My name is Laura, and I am SO excited and honored to be joining the Your Next Stamp Team! I am a former preschool/kindergarten teacher, now stay at home mom to 3 energetic kiddos - 5 year old twin girls, and a 4 year old boy. I met my husband the year I graduated from highschool, and we've been together ever since. We are enjoying life in sunny southern California, where we were both born and raised.

I started scrapbooking in 2006 when I was pregnant with my girls, which led me to stamping and cardmaking a few years later. The point of no return was when I purchased my first Copic marker at a local scrapbook expo 2 years ago... now I'm hooked! I LOVE to color, and it's how I unwind at the end of a busy day! My card making style is fairly clean and simple... I like for the images to be the focus of my creations, so I don't do a lot of embellishing. In addition to Copics, I am also completely obsessed with Kraft Cardstock, and polka dots! I am really looking forward to being a part the YNS team!

Nicole Nastali
Designer

Nicole Nastali <br>Designer
Hi! I’m a former kindergarten teacher who is now a stay at home mom to my 2 little girls. My hubby is supportive of all my crafty pursuits and that says a lot about him because I love all kinds of crafts from making headbands, bows, & designing dresses to making party favors and now cards!! I am a newcomer on the stamping scene and have met so many wonderful crafting friends already thanks to the common joy of card making and coloring with Copic markers. I would color all day long if my family would let me…!! Lol! My favorite colors are the blue greens (affectionately called the BG’s) and I try to sneak them into every card I make!! I love to get crafty with my girls (ages 8 & 6) and let them color images right along side me. It’s a fun hobby for us all to share!! A sleepover stamp from YNS was one of my very first stamp purchases & I’ve been in love with Fhiona & friends ever since!! I’m thrilled to be joining the YNS Team with this group of fabulously talented ladies & I can’t wait to share my cards with you!!

Ruza Rebel
Designer

Ruza Rebel <br>Designer
I'm a former Administrative Assistant turned stay-at-home mom to a very special young lady. I've been crafting since I was a young child, and when I became a SAHM I turned to crafting to stay busy. Staying busy making cards, altering items, and just having fun with paper is an amazing hobby that I truly fell in love with. I'm very grateful that I have a husband that supports me, that my son loves seeing my creations as well, and my special young lady enjoys getting into my crafts. I truly love the challenge of making something beautiful with the various products available to the crafting industry. That is why I am super excited to share my projects featuring the amazing YNS Digital Stamps, and I look forward to seeing your creations as well!

Sheila Veitch
Designer

Sheila Veitch <br>Designer
I was borne and grew up in a small town Canada. I started paper crafting in the fall of 2007, when I saw a stamping catalogue one of my friends had laying around her home. I took one look through the catalogue and was so excited because I knew I had found my favorite hobby at last! Making Cards. I’m a natural born artist, I completed a graphic arts program in college and worked as an artist for several years a life time ago. I currently work as an office administrator in Toronto where I live with my dog Georgie. Though I absolutely love my job, this hobby is my creative outlet. I believe, the cards I make are like little works of art, expressed from the heart. I find that when I’m making a card for a specific person, I am thinking about that person through the whole process. And that in itself can be the gift.

Thanh Vo
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Thanh Vo <br>Designer
Hello there! I’m Thanh (pronounced “tan”). I live in the Metro Vancouver area of Canada in a suburban apartment. I'm so excited to be joining the YNS Design Team! I was the July 2012 Guest Designer and have fallen hard for the the images since. I work full-time during the day and can be found in my little craftin' haven at night either sipping a cup of tea or a yummy martini! I'm a Design member for other fabulous companies as well, if you would like to learn more about me, please visit my blog. Take care and I look forward to creating with you!

Wendy McGaffey
Designer

Wendy McGaffey <br>Designer
Hey Wendy McGaffey here with a lil about me.....I have been happily married for 27 years... I have 3 grown children and 3 furbabies and I love crafting...☺...I usually have several projects on the go from crocheting a stuffed teddy bear to sewing a memory quilt, but honestly I have to say that paper crafting and making cards is number one on my list...I started out scrapbooking but fell in LOVE with stamps and then became slightly addicted to coloring with Copics .....I am having a ton of fun on the YNS team and absolutely love creating with their products.
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